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Polish MPs vote to move forward with legislation to lift near-total abortion ban

Campaigners celebrate first step to loosening some of Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws as four bills are sent to committee stage Politicians in Poland have voted to move forward with draft legislation aimed at lifting the country’s near-total ban on abortion, in what campaigners described as a crucial first step towards loosening some of Europe’s […]

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Poland takes ‘first step’ in relaxing strict abortion rules after key vote – Europe live

Polish MPs vote in favour of sending all four bills to special commission as campaigners call it ‘good news for Polish women’ The Polish parliament has voted in favour of sending all four bills on abortion to a special commission. Two of the bills are aimed at legalising abortion up to the 12th week of […]

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Polish MPs debate easing strict abortion rules in test of new government

Anti-abortion groups mobilise before debate but polls show most Poles support right to abortion up to 12 weeks Poland’s parliament is to begin a long-awaited debate on loosening the country’s near total ban on abortion, in what campaigners have described as a crucial test of the country’s new government. More than three years after hundreds […]

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The Promised Land review – Andrzej Wajda’s anti-capitalist comic opera is still razor sharp

Wajda takes three young entrepreneurs and follows their greed and ambition to toxic capitalism’s logical conclusion in this queasily disturbing satire Andrzej Wajda’s queasily compelling film from 1975, adapted by him from a novel by Wladyslaw Reymont, is an expressionist comic opera of toxic capitalism and bad faith, carried out by jittery entrepreneurs whose skills […]

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‘Wonderful experience’: Researcher’s close encounter with Svalbard polar bears

Meteorologist says bears were not aggressive but they fired signal gun to scare them away Katarzyna Kudłacz was preparing a breakfast of scrambled eggs at a research station on Svalbard when she looked up to see she had three unexpected guests. Shocked and in awe, the meteorologist immediately alerted her colleagues to the female polar […]

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Five killed by falling trees as winds reach 96mph in southern Poland

Deaths, including those of two children, occured in three separate incidents, two in Zakopane and one in Rabka-Zdrój Five people have been killed by falling trees as strong winds battered southern Poland on Monday, reaching a speed of 96mph (155km/h) in the highest parts of the Tatra mountains. In the town of Rabka-Zdrój, two women […]

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Poland launches inquiry into previous government’s spyware use

Victims of Pegasus hacking will be notified and criminal proceedings could be brought against former officials Poland has launched an investigation into its previous government’s use of the controversial spyware Pegasus, with a parliamentary inquiry under way and the possibility of criminal charges being brought against former government officials in future. Adam Bodnar, Poland’s new […]

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Europe must get ready for looming war, Donald Tusk warns

Polish prime minister urges countries to step up defence spending after Russian missile bound for Ukraine breaches airspace The Polish prime minister, Donald Tusk, says Europe is entering a “prewar” era, cautioning that the continent is not ready and urging European countries to step up defence investment. In an interview with a group of European […]

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Rightwing populists have many countries in their grip. Come to Poland: see how they can be pushed back | Anne McElvoy

Donald Tusk is working hard and fast on a great transformation, but travel the country and it’s clear what a difficult task that is My formative journalistic years were spent reporting on the final freeze of the cold war – days of hard times and soft currencies. When I return to those countries now, I […]

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Poland activates air force as western Ukraine and Kyiv come under ‘massive’ Russian attack

Poland says Russian missile targeting Ukraine’s Lviv region violated its airspace while Kyiv suffers third pre-dawn attack in four days Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv and the western region of Lviv have come under a “massive” Russian air attack, officials have said, and Polish forces have also been placed on heightened readiness. Russia and Ukraine have […]

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